Forum
Avatar
Please consider registering
Guest
Advanced Search
Forum Scope


Match



Forum Options



Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters
message
Logan got a Jeep
January 9, 2017
7:05 am
Avatar
Gregulator
Member

Club Member
Forum Posts: 2953
Member Since:
September 3, 2008
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Sounds like a fun project for you and your son. 

Um...what?

February 2, 2017
9:29 am
Avatar
BLTJeep
Registered User
Subscriber
Forum Posts: 235
Member Since:
March 6, 2012
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Just a quick update on the Cherokee battles.

 

We got, well I got “Logan’s” 92 Cherokee running good now. Head resurfaced and installed. Good tune-up, and purrs like a kitten. Will smog it next week after I am sure it will pass. Lift kit to be installed after it is licensed. Oh, and the all important stereo wiring has been fixed… Oh how I “HATE” people that cut the factory wires to install an aftermarket stereo. Please, buy a harness for $10. I am colorblind, so figuring out the colors, in a tiny hole, and not one cheat-sheet had the right colors listed for his. That’s was 4 hours I will never get back bang

 

His buddy who bought the 89 and 90, again, I got the 90 running fairly good as well. Slight knock when cold at an idle. He put 5W-30 in a motor with 280K. I added some Lucas to quiet it down a bit. Casey just wants to go, go, go, and not take the time to fix it right. Several vacuum leaks fixed, dirty contacts from the coil to the ICU (that was a bugger to find), a good tune-up, and it runs pretty good. This was all after Casey swapped in the fuel tank from the 89. The original tank was rusted inside, and has a hole in the bottom. Upon filling the tank, Casey learned why the rubber O-Ring is so important where the fuel pump installs. The cooling system has been upgraded to an open type. The Renix system has its quirks, like cranking for 3 seconds before adding spark (I remember that from the 88 I had years ago). Transmission cooling line has popped off at the radiator twice now. Is has a plastic clip that is supposed to hold it in. “I” need to take a closer look, as yesterday the fluid hit the heat mat on the bottom of the hood and eventually flamed up. No major damage, just another set-back. After he gets this to pass smog , he will install the short arm kit from the lifted 92. weld

 

Motors from the spare Cherokees will be pulled and overhauled / rebuilt this summer. Oh the joys of wrenching party

February 14, 2017
9:18 am
Avatar
BLTJeep
Registered User
Subscriber
Forum Posts: 235
Member Since:
March 6, 2012
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Well the latest is not the greatest of news.

 

I got a call from Logan Saturday evening that there was no oil in the engine. While on my way, he texts that the Transmission is separated from the Engine. I arrive and start looking things over. Transmission to the block looks fine, just a little oily. Find that there is quite a bit of oil slung around on the divers side toward the rear of the motor… Tilt the flashlight just so and just below the intake is the #6 connecting rod poking out the side of the block. I found why he was low on oil.

Seriously?

 

Spent last night getting ready to pull the spare motor / Transmission / Transfer Case (with SYE). Got it down to just the mounts and bolt between the transmission and block. Guess I need a tall transmission jack for my pit. I know I cannot lift one like that anymore.

February 14, 2017
12:09 pm
Avatar
Gregulator
Member

Club Member
Forum Posts: 2953
Member Since:
September 3, 2008
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

That doesn’t sound good.

Um...what?

February 14, 2017
2:43 pm
Avatar
kris_olof
El Dorado

Club President
Club Officer
Forum Posts: 928
Member Since:
March 13, 2015
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

If you can pull the engine and tranny as a unit that is better.  Else you will learn why XJ owners own 3ft+ of 3/8″ drive extensions and lots of wobbly joints.  Those top bell-housing bolts are tough to get to.

February 15, 2017
12:27 pm
Avatar
BLTJeep
Registered User
Subscriber
Forum Posts: 235
Member Since:
March 6, 2012
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

kris_olof said
If you can pull the engine and tranny as a unit that is better.  Else you will learn why XJ owners own 3ft+ of 3/8″ drive extensions and lots of wobbly joints.  Those top bell-housing bolts are tough to get to.  

I agree. Watched a couple of videos on youtube. Top bolts are an E12… What the heck is an E12? Something else to add to the toolbox is what it is… From what I saw, if the motor mounts are wasted, then the transfer case drops low enough to actually see those top E12 bell housing bolts.

 

I think we are going to try and pull it out complete. Needed to swap the transfer cases anyways. I think it is going to be a long 4 day weekend in the garage.

February 15, 2017
6:43 pm
Avatar
Mike G
Newcastle, CA
Registered User

Club Member
Forum Posts: 917
Member Since:
July 14, 2016
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

BLTJeep said

I think we are going to try and pull it out complete. Needed to swap the transfer cases anyways. I think it is going to be a long 4 day weekend in the garage.  

Wait 4 day weekend!!! What the heck I’m working at the wrong place….

bangangry

February 15, 2017
7:31 pm
Avatar
kris_olof
El Dorado

Club President
Club Officer
Forum Posts: 928
Member Since:
March 13, 2015
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

BLTJeep said

 What the heck is an E12? 

 

External Torx… I wish I were joking

February 16, 2017
7:23 am
Avatar
Gregulator
Member

Club Member
Forum Posts: 2953
Member Since:
September 3, 2008
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Mike G said

Wait 4 day weekend!!! What the heck I’m working at the wrong place….

bangangry  

Me too…I only have a one day weekend this weekend…crying2

Um...what?

February 16, 2017
7:35 pm
Avatar
Darrell and Jill
Sacramento
Registered User

Club Member
Forum Posts: 560
Member Since:
April 10, 2015
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Gregulator said

Me too…I only have a one day weekend this weekend…crying2  

WAH!scared

March 15, 2017
2:24 pm
Avatar
BLTJeep
Registered User
Subscriber
Forum Posts: 235
Member Since:
March 6, 2012
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Update on what we are calling Cherokee Building 101

 

We have the old lifted 92 stripped of just about everything. Motor-Trans-Transfer came out in one LONNNNG unit. Easy enough to do when the Jeep is lifted 7 1/2 inches. WHAT, did I say 7 1/2 inches???  It is a RE 5 1/2 inch short arm kit with 2 inch JKS Spacers up front and 2 inch blocks in the rear. No wonder the hood was like a foot taller than my TJ. After the motor, all the lifts and axles came out. Doors are off, just need to pull a few hoses, and cut the rest up for scrap.

 

Anyways, pulled the head on the “good” pulled motor, odometer read 225K, pistons are stamped 50. So at some point, motor was rebuilt and bored 50 over… Freshening it up with new gaskets all around, it should be good to go in as soon as we get the blown motor out. The plan is to install the lift and axles first, to get it raised up enough to pull the junk out in one piece again. It made life very easy. Will probably do the short arm kit first to just get it going (no cutting and welding), then eventually put the long arm kit on it.

 

Opened up the Ford 8.8 rear to check out what is inside. 4.88 gears and a stock limited slip unit. Good to go for him I guess.

March 18, 2017
11:42 am
Avatar
Josh
Member

Club Member
Forum Posts: 1465
Member Since:
January 19, 2011
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

BLTJeep said  Will probably do the short arm kit first to just get it going (no cutting and welding), then eventually put the long arm kit on it.

Put the long arm kit in. Build it once. You can thank me later. 

Semper Fi

May 1, 2017
11:29 am
Avatar
BLTJeep
Registered User
Subscriber
Forum Posts: 235
Member Since:
March 6, 2012
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Update for May 1:

 

Casey’s Cherokee is lifted and running! Installed the short arm kit on his 1990. New fuel pump to fix the random loss of power, mainly on a hills. Running pretty good, but has a slight rod knock. He has the spare motor from the 1989 pulled, and is freshening it up. It sounded good when we drove it home, so just a good cleaning and some new gaskets. Going to shake it down as is for now and put some miles on it. Will do the motor swap in a month or three after we finish Logans.

 

Speaking of Logan, we have the long arm kit mostly installed. We are waiting on a friend to help us swap the front end gears (4.88) from the wrecked axle to the good one. Once the gears are installed (this week), we will put the axle in. Then we will be able to move it around again and get it into the shop to do the motor swap. The lifted wrecked one has been stripped down to a shell.

 

The rainy weather slowed us down quite a bit. Now with the sun, work gets done.

July 25, 2017
2:36 pm
Avatar
BLTJeep
Registered User
Subscriber
Forum Posts: 235
Member Since:
March 6, 2012
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Lots of progress on Cherokee Ranch. Here is a shot of Logan and Casey’s Jeeps:

 

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4317/35996732432_772ed2dc01_b.jpgImage Enlarger

 

Logan’s is on the left. Finally got the front end all together, installed, and OUT OF MY GARAGE. Now it is time for the engine swap.

 

Casey is currently cutting holes in his hood for the louvered panels he has. He has been up to the Rubicon several time already and is enjoying his ride.

July 25, 2017
3:02 pm
Avatar
JohnDF
Member

Club Member
Forum Posts: 9336
Member Since:
July 10, 2003
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Boys and their Jeeps… Awesome!

I used to wheel a lot. . .

September 13, 2017
11:46 am
Avatar
Logan Larson
Pollock Pines California
Registered User
Subscriber
Forum Posts: 18
Member Since:
August 4, 2014
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

I got another Cherokee just because. Its a 1989 Jeep Cherokee xj. It has a Dana 44 in the rear, brand new 35s, 4.5 Rubicon express short arm kit,rock sliders, rock bumpers, tire carier, roof rack, light bars.

I took the sway bars off for more flex, and took it to the Rubicon for weekend i had it. made it to spider and the fuel pump went out. It did great was pretty impressed for how well it did.

September 13, 2017
1:07 pm
Avatar
JohnDF
Member

Club Member
Forum Posts: 9336
Member Since:
July 10, 2003
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

We need pictures man…

I used to wheel a lot. . .

September 13, 2017
2:10 pm
Avatar
Logan Larson
Pollock Pines California
Registered User
Subscriber
Forum Posts: 18
Member Since:
August 4, 2014
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

The Toyos are just my daily driver tires.

    

September 13, 2017
2:13 pm
Avatar
JohnDF
Member

Club Member
Forum Posts: 9336
Member Since:
July 10, 2003
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

That’s a nice looking XJ. Congrats.

I used to wheel a lot. . .

September 13, 2017
4:32 pm
Avatar
Logan Larson
Pollock Pines California
Registered User
Subscriber
Forum Posts: 18
Member Since:
August 4, 2014
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

JohnDF said
That’s a nice looking XJ. Congrats.  

Thanks

September 13, 2017
7:38 pm
Avatar
Mike G
Newcastle, CA
Registered User

Club Member
Forum Posts: 917
Member Since:
July 14, 2016
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Lookin good

September 23, 2017
12:51 am
Avatar
Tony45
Registered User
Subscriber
Forum Posts: 10
Member Since:
September 13, 2017
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Logan Larson said
The Toyos are just my daily driver tires.

      

Nice setup!

September 24, 2017
3:03 pm
Avatar
Logan Larson
Pollock Pines California
Registered User
Subscriber
Forum Posts: 18
Member Since:
August 4, 2014
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Thanks!

Tony45 said

Nice setup!  

Forum Timezone: America/Los_Angeles
Most Users Ever Online: 81
Currently Online: Dale Clement, Jamie (K6NUB)
1
Guest(s)
Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)
Top Posters:
JohnDF: 9336
Fred: 3604
Gregulator: 2953
RobD: 1721
Josh: 1465
Tom: 1465
Justin: 1416
Dan-H: 1374
Gilbert & Betty: 1236
Jeff_R: 1160
Member Stats:
Guest Posters: 12
Members: 150
Moderators: 7
Admins: 1
Forum Stats:
Groups: 5
Forums: 24
Topics: 3923
Posts: 61441
Newest Members:
Lynda and Guy, JMLJEP, randywashington, alexandriaheberl, greggquinones, Rockaround, Dror
Moderators: posse4x4: 1, BKGM Jeepers: 6651, Lynda and Guy: 4, Guy and Lynda: 1150, kris_olof: 928, bear_dog: 135, Jamie (K6NUB): 371
Administrators: k-jeep: 2119
Members Birthdays
sp_BirthdayIcon
Today: None
Upcoming: None